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Lilbits: New Android and Windows 11 features, Pocket PC handheld, and the Honor 60 smartphone

It can be easy to forget that you granted an app permission to track your location or access your local storage if it’s an app you use infrequently. So Google introduced a feature with Android 12 that will automatically revoke permissions for apps you haven’t launched in a while. You can always grant permissions again […]

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Snapdragon Dev Kit for Windows developers now available for $219 (mini PC with Snapdragon 7c)

The Snapdragon Developer Kit is a small, inexpensive desktop computer designed to let Windows software developers test their apps on hardware powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors. First announced in May, the Snapdragon Developer Kit was designed by Qualcomm and Microsoft and manufactured by ECS, and it’s now available for purchase for $219. The kit, also […]

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These are 11 of the first Windows 11 SE laptops for K-8 education

Windows 11 SE is a new version of Windows that’s optimized for use in K-8 classroom settings. Designed to run on low-cost hardware and to be easy for school IT administrators to manage, it’s basically Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS. Laptops that will ship with Windows 11 SE have the kind of specs you’d typically […]

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Microsoft Surface Laptop SE is a $250 notebook for education (designed to run Windows 11 SE)

As expected, Microsoft is introducing a new low-cost laptop designed for the kindergarten through 8th-grade education market. It’s an 11.6 inch thin and light notebook with the kind of specs you’d find from an entry-level Chromebook. But instead of Chrome OS, the Surface Laptop SE ships with Windows 11 SE, a new simplified version of Windows […]

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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra could kill the Galaxy Note

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S22 Ultra might be the phone that fully replaces the Galaxy Note series in Samsung’s smartphone lineup. Not only does it support S-Pen input, but you can also store the pen inside the phone when you’re not using it, according to leaked real-world pictures. That was pretty much the last thing setting […]

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Lilbits: Facebook abandons facial recognition, Linux 5.15 released, Netflix games, Microsoft Edge for Linux, and more

Facebook is giving up on using face recognition in its app a decade after introducing the feature, and in the coming weeks Facebook’s parent company Meta says it will delete facial recognition templates for a billion different people. In other recent tech news from around the web, we have a deep-dive into performance of the […]

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Lilbits: Teenage Engineering’s first PC chassis, Right to Repair, and Magic Eraser breaks free from the Pixel 6

Teenage Engineering is a company known for designing sleek-looking products including the company’s own audio products and synthesizers as well as designs for third-party hardware including the Playdate handheld game console, H smart speaker, and l-1 camera. Now the Swedish company has introduced its first PC chassis. The Computer-1 is a striking looking compact case […]

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Cheap Surface Laptop with 11.6 inch screen and Windows 11 SE could be Microsoft’s answer to Chromebooks

Microsoft has been losing market share in the education space to cheap Chromebooks for years, but according to a new report from Windows Central, the company may have a new strategy for competing in the K-12 education space. Microsoft is allegedly developing a low-cost Surface laptop with the kind of specs you’d expect from a […]